January 29th is a day to celebrate seeing eye dogs and the fabulous work they do to support visually-impaired individuals.
One of Missouri’s popular seeing eye dog organizations is the Missouri Guide Dog Users. Missouri Guide Dog Users, also known as MGDU, was formed in 1998 by eight guide dog handlers primarily residing in the Joplin, MO area. Since then, it has expanded across our Show Me state, and has become a proud affiliate of the Missouri Council of the Blind.
Missouri Guide Dog Users strives to raise awareness, raise funds, and advocate for all guide dog teams throughout Missouri. This wide variety of involvement includes working methods, health issues, guide dog schools, retirement of a guide dog, and many other topics. MGDU is also active in helping to maintain and form legislation that is relevant to service dogs and their owners.
We want to wish a very Yappy Birthday to all seeing eye dogs! To read more about Missouri Guide Dog Users, click here!